－ Oversee and coordinate the monthly, quarterly, yearly and ad－hoc reporting. Provide expert financial assistance to the Managing Director in Japan.
－ Lead the forecasting ＆ budgeting processes in Japan.
－ Review cash flow forecasts; drive improvements in cash flow management.
－ Drive improvements in working capital management ＆ cost control.
－ Functional supervision of the back－office team （Accounting, HR, Logistics）. Be involved in the annual performance appraisals and objective settings of team members. Ensure quality and performance of the team members, provide coaching and training; take a leading role in recruiting and talent management for the responsible function.
－ Act as Compliance agent for the company under direct responsibility to drive the appropriate implementation of Group and Division directives, policies and initiatives within Japan.
－ Monitor all taxes that apply, ensuring that taxes are current, collected and/or accrued and adequate documentation maintained to meet the tax and accounting regulation.
－ Oversees internal, external and regulatory audit processes.
－ Ensure quality of financial data and compliance with Corporate and Division directives.
－ Support a strong accounting ＆ operational control environment （i.e. ICS） to safeguard assets, improve operations and profitability and manage business risks.
－ Drive the Finance 4DX process in Japan.
－ Enhance local IT General Control.
－ Lead or support projects （including corporate reorganizations, CAPEX and cost credit applications） within the scope of responsibilities.
－ Sound experience in operational Financial Management and Controlling functions （production or sales） for 10 －15 years
－ Track record in working with senior management
－ Familiar with business practices in Japan
－ Fluent English and Japanese
－ University degree in Business, Finance or Accounting is preferred
－ Professional accounting or Finance qualification desirable （CFA, CPA, CIMA, ACA, ACCA, MBA）
－ Experience in internal controls, audit processes, legal and tax matters, process alignment and improvement are highly valued.
－ Management skills: With strong leadership skills, is comfortable working in a matrix environment and is able to drive change